5 Things to do in Rome
Hi everyone, I’m Hannah and I run WanderWorld, a travel blog detailing all my travel tragedies and adventures! I recently had the privilege of visiting the beautiful city of Rome. So you can enjoy Rome as much as I did, here are my top 5 things to do in this wonderful city!
If you’re a fan of art then you must visit the Vatican. In all honesty, I’m not the hugest art fan, but even I was speechless at how beautiful the Vatican was. My absolutely favourite part of the Vatican was the Map room. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so unique and wonderful. The Vatican takes a good few hours if you want to explore the entirety, including the breath-taking Sistine Chapel. So art fanatic or not, I beg you to enjoy the masterpieces held in the Vatican.
4-The Spanish Steps
If you’re a fan of beautiful views then the Spanish Steps (or Scalina Spagna) is worth a visit. We were able to enjoy an incredible sunset from the top of the steps, which look over a small section of the city. You can even enjoy a drink at one of the many bars or restaurants at the top of the steps – a refreshment you might crave after clambering up a whopping 135 steps. It is the perfect place to sit and read a book or simply take in Rome. Although, in 2007 a man did attempt to drive down the steps in a Toyota. Luckily no one was injured, but he was arrested. So perhaps don’t try that when you visit!
For more incredible views of the entirety of Rome, you need to visit the Gianicolo. The Gianicolo (or Janiculum), is situated outside the ancient city just above the Vatican and Travestere neighbourhood. The panoramic view of Rome is breath-taking and worth the long stroll up the hill. The Gianicolo had an important historical role as a defence for the city during the 19th century movement that unified Italy. The main feature (other than the incredible view, of course) is a huge statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi on horseback.
The Trevi Fountain is absolutely spectacular and a must see! The architecture is incredible and as the evening goes on it lights up, making it look even more impressive. Again, like the Colosseum it is incredibly busy at the Trevi Fountain, but this won’t stop you getting a good photo. You might have to fight your way (or queue politely) to the front for a picture, but it is definitely doable! My Grandmother told me that once you get to the fountain, you should throw 3 pennies in for good luck. So visit Trevi Fountain and your dreams might come true!
Obviously you can’t visit Rome without seeing the famous Roman Colosseum! It truly is as amazing as you expect it to be. The 2000 year old Colosseum is the oldest and largest in the world and seated 50,000 spectators. The Colosseum is a hub of excitement and tourists, so to avoid queues and get the best pictures you should go early in the morning. It is worth it, I promise!